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The Reader’s Derby

Written by The Reader, 23rd November 2011

Now, as we all know, the Santa Dash we're about to run is supposed to be all Christmassey and that, and Christmas isn't a time for, oh let's say - petty rivalries. Well that has kind of gone out the window now that we have six red Santas and six blue Santas! What was that? Sounds a bit like a Merseyside derby? Well, we are wearing the colours, even though we're not playing the beautiful game.

In the red corner hailing all the way from Stanley Park... The lean, the mean Liverpool machine:

Chris C (team manager) National Development Manager, Chrissie H Project Worker, Michelle B Receptionist , Jen T Communications Manager, Zoe G Business Manager, Eamee B Wirral Apprentice.

And in the blue corner, hailing all the way from Gladys Street in Everton. It's Everton's School of Science Hard-knocks:

Niall G (team manager) Community Development Assistant, Sophie P Assistant Development Manager, Anna F Young Person Project Worker, Charlotte W Hope Reader in Residence,Mike B Former Communications intern,Frank S The Husband of our Events Manager.

I've always wanted to be a football manager - and I am aware this isn't quite football but I'm still partial to the odd Alex Ferguson-esque insult or 'mind game' as they call it in football. Here goes:

"Chris, you and that team are going down!"

Wow, that felt good.

Just to be clear, we are running to raise money for a holiday and a day out for the looked-after children we read with next year.  Please do your bit to help make this special thing happen for these children by donating here, it's really easy.

7 thoughts on “The Reader’s Derby

louise says:

come on NIall and the blues and unlike the reds won’t pretend to fall with the shout of penalty!

niall says:

Nope, I take no diving or cheating in my school of science 🙂

fiona says:

Your link to donating page is not working niall! – come on you blues!

Jen says:

Oh dear! Not to worry, I’ve sorted it for you Niall.
Thanks for letting us know Fiona.

fiona says:

…ok slightly awkwardly but so definitely meant – come on you reds also for the sake of your ultimate GOAL xx

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